From today, visitors can use the VicFreeWiFi service within all Melbourne CBD train stations, the Bourke St Mall, Queen Victoria Market, and South Wharf Promenade at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
More access points will be switched on over the coming months, with the full network to be up and running by the end of the year.
A free Wi-Fi pilot has been running successfully in Bendigo and Ballarat since December 2015 and has recorded one million sessions in the two regional cities during the nine months it’s been operational.
Access will be available for up to 250 MB per device, per day – and does not require personal logins or feature pop-up advertising.
The quality of the network is unparalleled in Australia and on par with world-class free public Wi-Fi networks in New York, London and San Francisco.
An interactive map of the active access points available for public use is at vic.gov.au/wifi.